Major Depressive Disorder


Major Depressive Disorder

At Sentience Counselling, we understand that major depressive disorder, or more commonly referred to as depression, can deeply affect your life. We are here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to overcome this challenging condition.

Depression can manifest in various ways, including trouble concentrating, loss of interest in things your used to enjoy, overwhelming fatigue, feelings of guilt and hopelessness, and even physical symptoms like aches and pains. We offer a safe and understanding environment where you can discuss your thoughts and emotions without judgment.

You don't have to face depression alone. Our dedicated therapists are trained to help you regain a sense of control, joy, and purpose in your life. If you or someone you care about is struggling with depression, please reach out to Sentience Counselling for compassionate assistance. Your well-being is our priority.

Embrace Hope and Healing: Overcoming Depression with Sentience Counselling

At Sentience Counselling, we understand the immense pain and isolation that individuals battling major depressive disorder (Depression) often experience. Depression is not merely feeling sad or lonely; it's a profound and overwhelming condition that can disrupt every aspect of your life. We recognize the challenges you face – the daily struggle to concentrate, the weight of guilt and hopelessness, the fatigue that seems never-ending, and the loss of interest in the things that once brought you joy.

Depression can be an incredibly isolating experience, leaving you feeling trapped in a never-ending cycle of despair. It's a battle that can be difficult to face on your own. But here's the good news: you don't have to.

Sentience Counselling is here to be your beacon of hope. We offer a safe and nurturing space where you can freely express your thoughts and feelings, knowing that you are heard, understood, and respected. Our therapeutic approach is designed to help you regain control of your life and discover the path towards healing and happiness. Through evidence-based techniques and personalized treatment plans, we work together to address the symptoms of depression and explore ways to restore your overall well-being.

Reaching out to Sentience Counselling is your first step towards a brighter, more hopeful future. You don't have to face depression alone. Take that courageous step today and let us walk this journey of healing together. Your well-being and happiness are our utmost priority.

Land Acknowledgment: Recognizing and Honoring Treaty 7 and Metis Nation in Southern Alberta

Sentience Counselling Services, located in the heart of Southern Alberta, both acknowledges and pays tribute to the traditional territories of the peoples of Treaty 7, which include the Blackfoot Confederacy (comprised of the Siksika, the Piikani, and the Kainai First Nations), the Tsuut’ina First Nation, and the Stoney Nakoda (including Chiniki, Bearspaw, and Goodstoney First Nations). The City of Calgary is also home to the Metis Nation of Alberta (Districts 5 and 6).

Healing Depression: Our Approach at Sentience Counselling

At Sentience Counselling, our primary goal is to support individuals struggling with major depressive disorder (Depression) on their journey to healing and recovery. We understand that depression is a complex and deeply personal experience, and we are here to provide you with the compassionate and effective care you need.

Our approach to depression therapy integrates evidence-based techniques, including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Mindfulness Based Therapy (MBT)

These therapeutic modalities form the foundation of our client-centred care, offering tailored strategies to address the unique challenges you face.

We work collaboratively with you, tailoring your treatment plan to your unique needs and goals. We create a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can openly share your experiences, fears, and hopes. We believe in your capacity for healing and personal growth, and we are committed to walking alongside you on this path to recovery.

At Sentience Counselling, we are dedicated to helping you overcome depression and rediscover a life filled with hope, happiness, and purpose. Your well-being is our top priority, and we are here to support you every step of the way. Please reach out to us today to begin your journey toward healing and transformation.

What Does Therapy Look Like at Sentience Counselling?

Sentience Counselling Services offers a transformative journey towards healing and personal growth. With a commitment to individualized support, the counselling process is designed to address your unique needs. Begin your path to emotional well-being by scheduling a free 20-minute consultation and discover the tailored guidance that Sentience Counselling provides on your journey to self-discovery and healing.

Contact us by email or phone to schedule your free 20 minute consultation.
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Gain insights into how Sentience Counselling can help you with depression through these frequently asked questions. From understanding depression to the therapy process and what to expect, we're here to provide clarity and support on your journey to healing.

The process of EMDR treatment is like embarking on a mountainous journey, with each session representing a step towards healing and resolution. Initially, we start by gathering information and equipping you with tools to regulate your emotions, akin to preparing for the climb ahead. We want to understand your reasons for seeking therapy and what you hope to achieve, while also teaching you how to manage any emotional challenges that may arise during our sessions.

As we progress, we begin to explore the various experiences in your life that have contributed to your current struggles. Just as rocks and boulders accumulate to form a mountain, our past experiences can pile up and create challenges that seem insurmountable. To find relief, we may need to address the entire mountain of experiences. However, the pace and depth of our exploration depend on your readiness and the number of sessions you're able to commit to. It's perfectly acceptable to tackle parts of the mountain at a time, as each step forward brings you closer to the peak of healing and wholeness.

Therapy, such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), internal family systems (IFS), and mindfulness-based therapy (MBT), can provide effective tools and strategies to manage and overcome depression. These therapies help you identify negative thought patterns, process emotions, and develop coping skills to regain control over your life.

Navigating the complexities of relationships can be challenging, and sometimes couples find themselves facing common misconceptions about therapy. Check out below where we debunk seven myths surrounding couples therapy, shedding light on its real value and benefits.

  1. Couples therapy is only for couples on the brink of divorce: Actually, couples therapy is helpful for couples at any stage of their relationship. It's not just about crisis management but also about enhancing communication, deepening connections, and fostering growth.

  2. Therapy is only necessary when there is a serious problem: While therapy can certainly address serious issues, it's also valuable for couples who simply want to strengthen their bond and navigate life's challenges more effectively.

  3. Therapy is only for couples who can't solve their own problems: Seeking therapy is a courageous step that shows a commitment to the relationship. It's about gaining new perspectives, learning healthier patterns, and fostering a more fulfilling connection.

  4. Therapy is one-size-fits-all: Every couple is unique, and therapy is tailored to meet their specific needs and goals. Therapists work collaboratively with couples to find the approaches and strategies that resonate best with them.

  5. Therapy is only about talking: While communication is a key focus, therapy also involves learning and practicing new skills. It's about creating lasting change by applying these skills in real-life situations.

  6. Therapy is a quick fix: Building a strong relationship takes time and effort. Therapy provides the tools and guidance, but it's the commitment to applying these tools consistently that leads to lasting transformation.

  7. Therapy is only for couples who want to stay together: While many couples seek therapy to strengthen their bond, therapy also supports couples who decide to part ways. It helps them navigate the process with respect, understanding, and a focus on healthy transitions.

Sentience Counselling: Illuminate Your Path to Healing and Personal Growth

Embark on your path to personal growth and healing with Sentience Counselling in Alberta, where our therapists provide dedicated support. Discover transformative counselling services tailored to your needs. Take the first step towards emotional well-being – schedule a free 20-minute consultation with Sentience Counselling today.